‘Entrepreneur’ Videos

  • Kori Ashton: A Mom, a Lesbian, and an Entrepreneur Walk into a WordCamp

    WordCamp US 2019Speaker: Kori Ashton

    November 11, 2019 — It’s not the start of a joke. It’s me. I’m a mom, lesbian, entrepreneur and I found my community in this industry when I found WordPress. Awareness for inclusion is growing in our culture, but how does a community this size facilitate and cultivate such diversity? How do you cultivate that dynamic in your own team and allow for an environment of LGBTQ, women, and minorities to thrive?

    Let’s take a moment to look at how to build a culture that not only welcomes diversity but affirms and applauds it.

  • Partha Bhattachary: How to Use Content to Make Money with WordPress

    WordCamp Kolkata 2019Speaker: Partha Bhattachary

    July 13, 2019 — For a successful freelancer, the step ahead is to become an entrepreneur, and turn his or her experience into money-making business. Using WordPress along with suitable contents, the transition can be less painful. How to do this? What are the options to go for? How to plan and create contents that help? Find answers to these and more in my talk.

  • Julius Haukkasalo: 5 big mistakes I’ve made as an entrepreneur that you can avoid

    WordCamp Nordic 2019Speaker: Julius Haukkasalo

    June 10, 2019 — Going from co-founding a digital agency in a tiny suburban garage to running a company of 30 people has taught me things – many of which I’ve learned from my own failures. I’d like to present the 5 biggest mistakes of my entrepreneurial life so far to hopefully help others learn from those mistakes.

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  • James Laws and Kevin Stover: The Entrepreneur and the Engineer – Managing the Tension Between Opposites

    WordCamp Nashville 2016Speakers: James Laws, Kevin Stover

    March 16, 2017 — If you’re an Entrepreneur, chances are that you’ve had to work with Engineers. Best case scenario, they’ve created something that met your specifications in a semi-timely manner. Worst case scenario, they’ve kept you up all night stressing over a deadline, causing premature hair-loss.

    If you’re an Engineer, chances are that you’ve had to work with Entrepreneurs. Best case scenario, they’ve given you well-written specifications and you can finish the project without a lot of back and forth. Worse case scenario, they keep making “simple” changes and call every fifteen minutes for status updates.

    What if I told you that the tension between these opposites is the secret to a project’s success? Whether you partner with your opposite or simply work with them on a project, managing this tension is the difference between good and great. Join James and Kevin as they share how they’ve learned to appreciate each other’s personalities, create decent products, and become better at their respective roles in the process.